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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday, November 20 - Sunday, November 23
    The House Is Open
    Pop-up exhibition of installation and performance at multiple locatioins within the Fisher Center. Featuring: Jack Ferver/Marc Swanson in Chambre; Ralph Lemon in Scaffold Room; Jennifer Monson/iLAND with Live Dancing Archive; John Kelly w/The Escape Artist Redux; Tad Beck's Double Document; and Nature Theater of Oklahoma's Empire. Thu from 5–10pm, Fri from 2–10pm, Sat & Sun Noon–10pm. Presented in collaboration with CCS Bard. Admission $30/$10. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    The Sunshine Boys
    One of Neil Simon's funniest comedies, about two aging, bickering performers, A Johnny Dell production, directed by Tracy Carney. Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 3pm.Tkts: $24/$22. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Friday, November 21 - Sunday, November 23
    Veteran Arts Showcase
    Now in its second year, Showcase features visual artists, craftsmen, writers, poets, musicians and performers who are veterans, family members of veterans, or military connected. Contact for info on weekend workshops which take place sat and sun from 10am to 5pm. Free and open to the public. The Opening Reception and Ceremony is on Friday from 5:30-8:30pm, refreshments will be served. Phone: 845-876-0655. Email: windijoy@frontier.com. Url: http://www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Reception, Small Works
    Opening of show of holiday small works by over 30 Hudson Valley artists (non-members too!) 6–8pm. Phone: 845-757-2667. Url: http://www.tivoliartistsgallery.com. .

  • Saturday, November 22
    ETHEL
    Presenting the "string quartet that sometimes thinks it’s a rock band," with "Grace," honoring the 20th anniversary of the release of Jeff Buckley’s only completed album. Works by "spaghetti western" composer Ennio Morricone , Mary Ellen Chiles (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa), plus original music by quartet members. $25. 7pm. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Rip Van Winkle Club Hike
    Easy walk at Wilcox Park. Meet at 10am. For more information, call. Phone: 845-758-6143. Url: http://newyorkheritage.com/rvw.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Ethel
    Works by Mary Ellen Childs, (USA), Marcelo Zarvos (Brazil), and Carlo Mombelli (South Africa), and original music composed by members of the quartet. Phone: 518-822-1438. Email: info@hudsonoperahouse.org. Url: http://hudsonoperahouse.org.

  • Saturday, November 22
    Opening, Small Works Show
    This holiday, give the gift of art—all priced below $250. From 5–7pm. Phone: 518-671-6213. Email: info@artscolumbia.org. Url: http://www.artscolumbia.org.

  • Sunday, November 23
    Sinterklaas Artisan Faire
    Annual Artisan Faire to benefit Sinterklaas. Combination art exhibit-crafts market-café, door prizes, etc. 10am–4pm. Email: hana527@gmail.com. Url: http://sinterklaasrhinebeck.com.

  • Sunday, November 23
    Pinocchio
    Free family concert by Yates Musical Theater. 3pm. Phone: 845-876-2870. Email: info@rhinebeckmusic.org. Url: http://rhinebeckmusic.org.

  • Tuesday, November 25
    Anthony Musso Book Signing
    Musso will show a DVD and speak about Staatsburg: A Village Lost in Time. Autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase.Refreshments and business meeting to follow. Phone: 845-229-2559. Url: http://townofhydeparkny-historicalsociety.org.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    Farm & Flea
    Showcase for the agricultural bounty & craft making richness of our region. Shop, hear music, taste local treats, attend a workshop or lecture. All day: 9am–7pm. Email: info@basilicahudson.com. Url: http://basilicahudson.com.

  • Friday, November 28 - Sunday, November 30
    A Gilded Age Christmas
    Lavish holiday decoration, special programs & holiday shopping at the Mills Mansion 11/28–12/31.Tours Fri–Sun from noon–4pm; then every Thu–Sun in December; also every day 12/29–12/31. Phone: 845-889-8851 X300. Email: Donald.Fraser@parks.ny.gov . Url: http://staatsburgh.org.

  • Saturday, November 29
    ARTspace Holiday Gift Fair
    Opening reception 5–7pm. Continues Sat & Sun thru 12/13. Phone: 518-537-4469. Url: http://germantownartspace.com.

  • Saturday, November 29
    Holiday Show Opening
    2014 show opening from 5–7pm. Winter gallery hours: Thu–Sat 11–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. Phone: 845-516-4435. Email: betsyjacaruso@gmail.com. Url: http://betsyjacarusoartist.com .

  • Saturday, November 29
    Magic, Mind Reading & Comedy
    llusionist David Garrity and mind reader Denny Corby present awesome illusions, magic and mind reading w/a comic twist. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Sunday, November 30
    Village Tree Lighting & Activities
    Family fun throughout the day w/ tree lighting taking place at Rhinebeck Bank parking lot on East Market St around 5:30. Phone: 845-876-5904. Email: info@rhinebeckchamber.com. Url: http://rhinebeckchamber.com.

  • Sunday, November 30
    Naughty Sweeties
    A 1920s cabaret: Molly Parker-Myers (w/Joel Flowers on piano) presents an afternoon of songs and stories from the Roaring 20s. $20. Phone: 845-876-3080. Url: http://centerforperformingarts.org.

  • Wednesday, December 3
    Bard College Symphonic Chorus
    Handel, Esther; chamber singers, and baroque ensemble. Directed by Alexander Bonus, conducted by James Bagwell. Phone: 845-758-7900. Email: fishercenterboxoffice@bard.edu. Url: http://fishercenter.bard.edu.

  • Wednesday, December 3
    RB Honor Society Induction
    National Honor Society Induction Ceremony in auditorium at 7pm. Phone: 845-871-5500. Url: http://rhinebeckcsd.org.

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Dutchess/Columbia Community Businesses

From a box-lunch picnic to a wedding, and everything in between, Red Devon can make your event delicious and memorable. Call 845-677-8757 to speak with Chef Gerard.

108 Hunns Lake Rd., Stanfordville
845-868-3175

Dealer space available at the Emporium. $2.50sq/ft.

Rt 9, Red Hook
845-758-0202

Indulge yourself in massage and other bodywork treatments, in a unique environment on the Hudson River. More than 20 years' experience as a Licensed Massage Therapist and educator. Offering Swedish, Foot Reflexology, Hot Stone Therapy, Perinatal, Aromatherapy, Couples Massage, and Infant Massage. Available for individual and group instruction. Ask about our Bridal Packages. Gift Certificates Available. See Riverview Massage ad.)

Tivoli
845-757-4187

Serving Dutchess and Columbia counties. Residential and commercial snow plowing, sanding, and snow removal. Seasonal clean-ups, gutter cleaning, tree trimming, lawn mowing. Free estimates, fully insured.

518-537-5526

Dry stone walls, stone patios, arches, fireplaces, etc. We specialize in creating high quality masonry work; matching historic or building new. We have been working with native stone 32 years, please visit our website. Anything is possible with stone! Fully Insured, significant references. BBB member, A+ rated.

845-758-4088

Your area professional since 1968, is always buying and selling coins currency, gold and silver, jewelry, old marbles, postcards, toys and many other small collectibles. Fair and honest dealings guaranteed. Bill and Ruth Blair. Call for appointment.

845-254-4717

A 185-acre farm in our family since 1916. Come pick plump pumpkins and many varieties of apples, Enjpy your own lunch at an orchard picnic table. then visit our rustic farm stand for a colroful array of fruits and vegetables—all grown right here. Weekends 10am–6pm. Off Rte. 9, four miles north of Red Hook light. More on website.

15 Scism Road, Tivoli
845-756-5641

Lovely country setting 10 minutes north of the center of Rhinebeck. 4 comfortable A/C rooms decorated with a combination of antiques and modern amenities. Hearty breakfast served from 8 AM. Lower rates mid-week/off season. Free WiFi.

339 Stone Church Rd., Rhinebeck
845-758-2427

Hudson Valley Foot Associates' board-certified podiatric physicians and surgeons are intensely trained in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all disorders and diseases of the foot and ankle. We offer state-of-the-art treatment options and technology in our six offices conveniently located in Ulster, Dutchess, Orange, Delaware, and Columbia Counties.

52 Old Farm Rd., Red Hook
877-339-4832

Founded in 1975, Oblong Books & Music is the largest independent bookseller in the mid-Hudson Valley. With a vibrant children's book & toy section, a large bargain books selection, and a knowledgeable staff, Oblong is sure to have something for everyone. Open daily. Author events calendar at oblongbooks.com.

Rhinebeck: 6422 Montgomery Street 845-876-0500 Millerton: 26 Main Street 518-789-3797

The Atwater Gallery, located above the Rhinebeck Artist's Shop in Rhinebeck, is a beautiful light-filled exhibition space showing changing exhibits of professional, quality modern art from the Hudson Valley and beyond.

56 E. Market St., Rhinebeck
845-876-4922

A certified ADD/ADHD and Executive Functioning coach, Catherine works with teens and adults to understand this brain-based condition and its outcomes. Replace defeating behaviors with positive patterns for success. Increase your focus, reduce overwhelm, implement effective action plans, and find a balance with time and task management.

23H East Market St., Rhinebeck
845-702-8329

Watercolor classes with Betsy Jacaruso for beginning and advanced painters. Four 3-hour classes on Mon, Wed & Sat, in a relaxed group setting w/focus on basic watercolor techniques while developing and cultivating a personal style. Classes in drawing and pastels also offered w/Keith Gunderson. See also under "Galleries & Studios" and in the calendar under "Classes & Workshops."

The Rhinebeck Courtyard 43 E. Market St., Suite 2, Rhinebeck
845-516-4435

Health Quest Urgent Care offers WALK-IN URGENT CARE at two locations for a variety of illnesses with no appointment necessary. Pediatric and adult care. X-Ray onsite. Visit website below for information.

Lagrangeville: 1100 Route 55, 845-454-4455 Hours: Mon–Fri 8am–8pm; wknds 8am–2pm.
Wappingers Falls: 1530 Route 9, 845-297-2511 Hours: 7 days 8am–10pm.

Tradition, pride, experience, and the finest ingredients combine to bring the best of old Mexico to your table. Our menu is packed with classic Mexican dishes we create from scratch. From delicious appetizers to tasty salads, inspired entrees to decadent desserts, your meal will be one of a kind. Don't forget to order a Margarita at the bar or with your dinner. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to offer suggestions or answer questions. We hope you walk in a stranger and leave a friend. Gracias Amigos!

7483 S. Broadway, Red Hook
845-835-8207

AboutTown Ulster: PO Box 474, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845-691-2089  EMAIL US
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